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Diamond to the Twins

December 12, 2010 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) - Martinsville Mustangs News Release

Scott Diamond, former Martinsville Mustangs pitcher, has his holiday wish come true as the Minnesota Twins select him in the Rule 5 Major League Draft last Thursday. The Rule 5 Draft is an annual draft each December during the Winter Meetings to prevent teams from stockpiling too many good players on their minor league teams. If a player is not added to the 40 man major league roster by November 20th then they are eligible to be drafted by any major league team during the Rule 5 Draft. Diamond, previously with the Atlanta Braves organization, became one of those eligible draftees after the Braves decided to leave him off their major league roster. The Twins, who arguably need better relief pitching, selected Scott Diamond with the 27th pick in the draft.

Diamond, was 5-0 with a .50 ERA in 8 starts during the Martinsville Mustangs 2006 season and 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA in 10 starts during the 2007 season. In his career with the Mustangs he pitched 124 1/3 innings, walked 39, and struck out 127 while giving up only 3 home runs.

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